Meal Prep #1: Sausage, Potato and Egg Burritos

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Hey guys, so I decided to add a new series on here, where I share my meal prep successes (and even some flops).

I’m really excited about this one for two reasons: It is my first one and I really love breakfast foods.

I will list the products I used, how much they cost, then a total and cost per meal. Then I’ll do the procedures for cooking! Recipe and meal prep idea all in one!

Products needed:

  1. Large Eggs – 12 count – $1.19
  2. Milk – 1/2 cup (I used skim milk) – negligible cost
  3. Ground Mild Pork Sausage – 1lb (Substitute for turkey sausage if desired) – $2.49
  4. Power Greens – 4-5 oz (This is a blend of greens such as kale, arugula and spinach. Any healthy greens can work here. Do not use iceberg lettuce!) $1.79 (I got organic, but also half off because of close date)
  5. Large Sweet Onion – 1/2 onion – $0.30
  6. Whole-Wheat burrito-sized tortillas – 7 each – $1.97
  7. Medium Yukon Gold potatoes – 3 each – $1.08

Optional:

  • Medium chunky salsa – 14 tbs (more or less. Feel free to mix it up with this one)
  • sliced Jalapeño
  • shredded cheese

Total Cost (without optional ingredients): $8.82

Total Cost Per Burrito: $1.26

 

Process:

  1. Chop the onions finely and the potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes, and put them in a large skillet with a small amount of cooking oil on medium heat, covered to evenly cook potatoes for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the sausage into the skillet and cook uncovered until the sausage is browned completely
  3. While they are cooking in the skillet, prepare the greens by finely chopping them.
  4. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and add the milk, whisking until the eggs are fully beaten. Add the chopped greens and mix together.
  5. Add egg mix into the skillet with the sausage, potato and onions. Stir often until the eggs are cooked completely. By now you should have a big pan of delicious breakfast mix to put into your burritos!
  6. Important! Do not assemble your burritos right away. Let the egg mix cool beforehand or your burritos will be extremely soggy.
  7. Assemble and wrap your burritos tightly and wrap in foil or parchment paper, and place into the freezer until ready to use.

When you’re ready, pop them into the microwave (without the foil, please!) for a couple minutes on each side. For best results, give your burritos a quick browning on each side to keep them crispy on the outside, and warm and delicious on the inside!

Sausage Egg Burrito Foil

Here they are, all wrapped up and ready to freeze! I am extremely proud of this one, so let me know what you guys think! Oh, and here are the nutrition facts:

Burrito nutrition

I created this spreadsheet on my own, information on each product courtesy of myfitnesspal.com.

You can reduce sodium and calories greatly by replacing pork sausage with turkey, and using a pico de gallo instead of a packaged salsa (or just make your own!).

 

Let me know what you guys think of my very first meal prep recipe!

If you haven’t already, please follow me on Facebook and Twitter. That way, you’ll never miss an update!

-Jacob

fitnessbyjacob

 

See last week’s progress report here.

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